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 Bass technique, Discussion of Klaus's bass playing
Matty
Posted: Mar 20 2008, 06:48 PM


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Hi all.

Here is a link providing isolated bass parts from Motown legend James Jamerson, KV's #1 influence on the instrument, according to a recent interview!

Enjoy,

Matty

James Jamerson Link


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Matty
Posted: May 31 2008, 09:16 AM


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Hi all,

KV's famous P-bass is well known.

In the interview from last year that featured in the bass guitar magazine, he talks about the amp he used for "Whatever gets you through the night".

It was an Ampeg B-15, an example of which should be pictured below.

Dunno if he played through this generally: perhaps there are clues on the Toronto and Bangladesh DVDs for the interested.

Best,

Matty

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Matty
Posted: Oct 12 2008, 04:51 PM


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Hi,

On an archive of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks newsgroups somebody had listed the Playboy(!) musicians of the year for various years. The results for 1980, 1981 and 1982 feature KV in the bass category. Interesting that he features as late as 1982, by which time he was doing more producing + art, and living back in Germany. I guess even in this fickle world, it takes a few years for people to forget artists and musicians of one era, as the next era and its related fads arrive.

See below. If you search for Voormann and Danko on Google groups, you get to this.

Best,

Matty

1980:
Top 20 POP/ROCK Bassists -


1. Paul McCartney
2. John Entwistle
3. John Paul Jones
4. John McVie
5. Gene Simmons
6. Greg Lake
7. Chris Squire
8. Peter Cetera
9. Bill Wyman
10. Rick Danko
11. Jack Bruce
12. Lee Sklar
13. Donald "Duck" Dunn
14. Klaus Voormann
15. Phil Lesh
16. Garry Tallent
17. Freebo
18. Wilton Felder
19. Jack Casady
20. Larry Graham & Chuck Rainey (tie)

1981:
Top 20 POP/ROCK Bassists -


1. Paul McCartney
2. John Entwistle
3. John Paul Jones
4. John McVie
5. Chris Squire
6. Bill Wyman
7. Greg Lake
8. Donald "Duck" Dunn
9. Gene Simmons
10. Larry Graham
11. Peter Cetera
12. Jack Bruce
13. Lee Sklar
14. Garry Tallent
15. Klaus Voormann
16. Rick Danko
17. Phil Lesh
18. Wilton Felder
19. Jack Casady
20. Freebo


1982:
Top 20 POP/ROCK Bassists -


1. Paul McCartney
2. John Entwistle
3. Bill Wyman
4. Donald "Duck" Dunn
5. John Paul Jones
6. John McVie
7. Chris Squire
8. Jack Bruce
9. Greg Lake
10. Garry Tallent
11. Larry Graham
12. Phil Lesh
13. Lee Sklar
14. Geddy Lee
15. Tina Weymouth
16. Klaus Voormann
17. Rick Danko
18. Wilton Felder
19. Jack Casady
20. Chuck Rainey




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MrTommy
Posted: Jul 30 2013, 08:20 PM


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Hi Everyone! I'm so happy to find fans of Klaus! He is an amazing soul and highly underrated as a bass player.

You've done some great research here on his style of playing!

I wanted to add a note here on what Klaus was playing through during the Concert for Bangladesh. In looking through the concert footage it looks like he is playing through an Ampeg SVT Blue Line 300 watt bass head through at least a 4x10 cabinet but I think there was another cabinet... probably on the other side of the stage. Its said that a single cab wouldn't be able to hold up on its own.


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Here's a close up in this reissued model

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